Friday, 13 March 2015

The beginning of the end of democracy.

From the BBC:

Under the old system, one person in each household completed the registration for every resident eligible to vote. Now everyone has to register individually by providing their national insurance number and date of birth.

About 7.5 million people had already gone missing from the electoral register before the new system was introduced, but campaigners fear a further million have been disenfranchised.

The article helpfully contains a link to the government's register to vote page:

The deadline to register to vote in the general election is 20 April 2015.

NB, when I'm in charge and introduce a Citizen's Income, one of the minimal requirements will be that you are registered to vote at your current address, which would lead to 99% enfranchisement within a very short space of time.


Bayard said...

Haven't you just Godwinned yourself?

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, yes, it's called keeping ahead of the competition.